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se·ri·al / ˈsi(ə)rēəl/ • adj. 1. consisting of, forming part of, or taking place in a series: a serial publication. ∎  Mus. using transformations of a fixed series of notes. ∎  Comput. (of a device) involving the transfer of data as a single sequence of bits. See also serial port. ∎  Comput. (of a processor) running only a single task, as opposed to multitasking. ∎  Linguistics (of verbs) used in sequence to form a construction, as in they wanted, needed, longed for peace. 2. (of a criminal) repeatedly committing the same offense and typically following a characteristic, predictable behavior pattern: a suspected serial rapist. ∎  (of a person) repeatedly following the same behavior pattern: he was a serial adulterer. ∎  denoting an action or behavior pattern that is committed or followed repeatedly: serial killings serial monogamy. • n. a story or play appearing in regular installments on television or radio or in a magazine or newspaper: a new three-part drama serial. ∎  (usu. serials) (in a library) a periodical. DERIVATIVES: se·ri·al·i·ty / ˌsi(ə)rēˈalitē/ n. se·ri·al·ly adv.

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serial
1. Involving the sequential transfer or processing of the individual parts of a whole, such as the bits of a character. Compare parallel.

2. Another word for sequential.

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Serial

items in a row or series.

Examples : serial of concerts, 1864; of pictures, 1854.

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serial. See additive.

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